Thiamine Deficiency (Vitamin B1) – USMLE Step 1 Pathology Mnemonic

thigh deficiency=thiamine deficiency most common in alcoholics CORE-sakoff=Korsakoff syndrome WORM-icke=Wernicke encephalopathy WORM-icke CORE-sakoff=Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome FOWL-amus=THALamus milk nipple=mammillary body Wernicke encephalopathy: confusion Wernicke encephalopathy: taxi=ataxia Wernicke encephalopathy: nystagmus & opthalmoplegia thiamine deficiency: glucose before thiamine depletes ATP Korsakoff syndrome: Pinocchio nose=confabulations dry berries=dry beriberi wet berries=wet beriberi dry beriberi: sparking wire=polyneuropathy wet beriberi: high output heart […]

Oxygen free radicals & cellular injury – causes, symptoms & pathology

So what exactly is a free radical? It’s a chemical species with an unpaired electron in its outer orbit. One example, and probably actually the most well-known example, is oxygen. Normally oxygen’s got the 4 pairs of electrons here, but in a free-radical situation, it might GAIN an extra electron, so now you’ve got this […]

MSc Nutrition for Global Health – LSHTM

The Masters in Nutrition for Global Health is a course which develops high-quality, in-depth knowledge of nutrition from a public health perspective, so it really trains people to be able to understand the role of nutrition in international public health. The MSc is really unique because it offers an enormous range of skills and training […]

Phenylketonuria – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Phenylketonuria or PKU is a rare metabolic disease that can lead to severe brain disorders caused by the accumulation of the amino acid phenylalanine to toxic levels in the blood and brain. Amino acids are the basic building blocks that make up proteins. Phenylalanine, or Phe, is one of the essential amino acids. It is […]

How to Start a Nutrition Business Part I (My Journey to Becoming a RD Entreprenuer)

Hey guys, it’s Kara The Foodie Dietitian. I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately from nutrition students, interns, fellow dietitians, colleagues, and you can all meet my cat Constantine. Say hi constantine. He’s just going to chill with us for this video today. I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately from colleagues and […]

Vitamin B12 deficiency – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Learning medicine is hard work! Osmosis makes it easy. It takes your lectures and notes to create a personalized study plan with exclusive videos, practice questions and flashcards, and so much more. Try it free today! Vitamin B12 deficiency refers to low levels of Vitamin B12 in the body. This can lead to a variety […]

Study Nutrition at Curtin University

When I was choosing a career path I thought about what I’m good at and what I’m passionate about. I’ve always been interested in health and wellbeing, so I knew that I wanted to work in public health. What led me to choose nutrition is that I found a lot of nutrition information out there […]

Did You Know – Refined Carbohydrates Can Spike Your Blood Sugar?

Did You Know… That refined carbohydrates – you know like the ones in white bread, soda, and pasta.. enter your bloodstream quickly and can spike your blood sugar? So as a result of that sugar spike, then crash – you may feel tired, depressed or moody. That’s why experts recommend you eat less of this […]

Monosodium glutamate

Savory foods are inherently delicious—but have you ever wondered why? In 1908, a Japanese professor pondered this question when exploring what made kelp broth taste so good. He recognized a unique taste in it, that was different from the four well-known tastes of sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. It turns out that glutamate, an amino […]

Understanding Insulin Resistance and What You Can Do About It

Hey, Dr. Berg here. I’m going to talk about insulin resistance. I’m going to make it really, really simple, so just track with me. Here’s what happens. Your pancreas, which is located in the left, lower quadrant, right by your rib cage, makes a hormone called insulin and insulin responds to sugar. In other words […]